Friday, May 29, 2009


Pigs are flying. Or swine flu came to town. Something like that. I now own a cat.

He is an adorable, 8 week old kitten. He cries a lot. He can't resist a laser light (I like making it dissapear under a door and watch him hunker down to wait for it to come back out to play.) I have trouble walking through the appartment because he feels he needs to keep up with me. When I load the dishwasher, he helps by climbing in. When i open the cabinet he needs to inspect it for treats. He likes following the curser as I type on the TV and pounces on my phone when I text. He is currently munching a tortilla my husband tossed him, or rather gagging on it. (don't turn me in to PETA, he's fine). Life is good.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

more from age four

My mom, sister, 4 year old nephew and nearly 3 year old niece just left from visiting us this weekend. Other than the little ones being too excited to sleep the first night, things went pretty well. We discovered they will not sleep in the same room together, my niece is too talkative and can't help chattering away with a captive audience. The kids loved the turtles and hamster, but I can't say the hamster felt the same way. I figured they would enjoy watching her run in the ball, which they did, however my niece lost her focus on the living thing within, and tried to play soccer with it. We also took them to the camp we worked at to see the animals and play on the playgrounds. I am loaded with two days worth of great kids' quotes

niece: what is in the field?
grandma: wheat or corn
niece: Wheater! That is wheater!

My nephew experienced a port-a-potty for the first time. He had some concerns.
nephew: how do I flush it?
mom: you don't. It stays down in the blue water until someone comes to clean it out.
nephew: what if somebody else poops in it?
mom: then it goes in the blue water too.

We took the kids to see the new colt at camp. It was busy swishing his tail to protect itself from the mosquitos,
niece: the horsey is waving at me with his butt!